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Pontefract Years in Focus 1944

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1944

30 June 1944
LOCAL INVADER WOUNDED

Mr. and Mrs John Walsh, of Baghill, Pontefract, have received news that their son Private E. [Teddy] Walsh of the Gordon Highlanders, is in hospital in Nottingham. having been wounded in the fighting in Normandy four days after he landed. An old scholar of St Joseph's School, Pontefract, [Teddy] is only young but of a fine physique, and gained some distinction as a schoolboy footballer and possesses medals as a member of the team that won the West Riding Cup and ''Daily Despatch'' Shield in 1939. His many friends will be pleased to hear of his early recovery.

14 July 1944
WOUNDED MEN

A convoy of wounded men from Normandy arrived in Bradford early on Monday morning. Among those at the Royal Infirmary, is Sapper John Ogley, of 'Chevington' Hartley Park, Pontefract.

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